MSP to promise increased support for vulnerable young

Scottish minister for employment, Jamie Hepburn. Picture by Michael Gillen

Scottish minister for employment, Jamie Hepburn. Picture by Michael Gillen

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SCOTLAND’S minister for employment and training will promise increased support for services aimed at the Capital’s vulnerable children and young people.

Jamie Hepburn MSP will make the pledge during a visit today to Action for Children Scotland’s Edinburgh and East Lothian employability service.

The service provides young people with the chance to complete accredited training, work experience and secure paid employment.

Provision includes construction as well as other occupational sectors.

Mr Hepburn said: “Action for Children is doing fantastic work to improve the lives of some of our most vulnerable children and young people. I look forward to meeting some of the young people who are undertaking training to help them get jobs. The Scottish Government is very supportive of this work and we will continue to work in partnership with a range of providers to better integrate existing employability services, as well as to develop new and better services, delivering our vision of Employability Services that are inclusive, effective and 
responsive.”

Paul Carberry, director of children’s services at Action for Children Scotland, explains: “We are delighted to be playing host to the new Minister for Employability and Training at our employability service in Edinburgh.”